Summer solstice moonlight Training Hill to Cool for pizza and back.

Knock knock. Who's there? Hike. Hike who?

Hiking up the hill.
Looking forward to the moon.
Later, she will guide.

Hike from the American River confluence to American River Pizza in Cool.

http://www.americanriverpizza.com/About-Us.html

We'll hike up Training Hill (.9 miles of strenuous ascent on rocks and dirt), continue to Cool via the Olmstead Loop. We'll stay at American River Pizza about 1.5-2 hours. Return on the Wendell T. Robie trail back to the confluence. This is a loop hike. We will not go back down the hill.

Please don't make this your first hike.

Singing while hiking is encouraged! It helps keep the critters at bay.
http://music.yahoo.com/blogs/yradish/top-10-songs-about-the-moon.html
To the first person who sings "Moondance" in its entirety, I will buy a beer (or another drink).

Suggested items to bring: Bug repellent; headlamp or flashlight (pointed down, please), but we prefer to use straight moonlight as much as possible; lots of water.

Wear good hiking boots and comfortable clothes. Poles are recommended.

Dogs okay, if you don't mind tying them up outside the pizza place. All other rules for dogs apply.

~7 miles total

6:00 p.m. - Meet at Sunsplash Park and Ride (Taylor/Atlantic exit), leave promptly at 6:10. Carpooling as much as possible is recommended as there is limited free parking by the trailhead.

6:40pm - Meet at the trailhead (directions below)

7:30pm - Meet at the top of Training Hill

8:30pm - Arrive at the restaurant

10 pm - Leave the restaurant

11:30 pm - Estimated ending time back at the confluence, but don't be scared, we'll be together!

Directions to trailhead:

  • I-80 east to Auburn
  • Exit Elm, go left on Elm, left on 49 (High Street)
  • Cross Lincoln Way down into canyon
  • Follow 49 right over bridge towards Cool
  • Park immediately after bridge on right side of road
  • Meet at the green gate



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  • barbara

    Super fun!!!

    June 23, 2013

  • Rachel

    Well done, Chico.

    June 22, 2013

  • Kathy A

    What a perfect night and wonderful hike with such a fun group. Thanks again, Chico!

    June 22, 2013

  • Bruce P.

    Sorry for the late notice, my mind says yes, but my back says no

    June 21, 2013

    • Chico O

      Sorry, Bruce. I hope your back feels better.

      June 22, 2013

    • John D.

      Hi Chico thank you for a great hike.we had such a fun time with everyone!

      June 22, 2013

  • Chico O

    Beautiful hikers made for a perfect evening. Thanks to all who came. Always nice to meet new hikers. What a bonus to see the Space Station moving over us on an almost-full-moon and clear evening.

    1 · June 22, 2013

  • Carolyn G.

    I had a great time! Thanks, Chico, for hosting this. I'm so glad to have finally met you. Thanks, Ron, for the ride home. And thanks, Steve, for sharing the ISS with us.

    1 · June 22, 2013

  • Shari

    It was a fun night. Training Hill lived up to its reputation.

    1 · June 22, 2013

  • Ron T.

    What a great evening. Thank you Chico for the time on the trail. Thanks to Steve he spotted the space station going over the west coast last night.

    1 · June 22, 2013

  • Evil D.

    Grr Hubby stuck in traffic still in Davis.... Looks like we aren't going to make it. (He promises me we'll take a hike around the afterbay when he gets home. :(

    June 21, 2013

  • Carolyn G.

    If I hike to the trailhead from my house, can someone give me a ride home when we get back? I live close to the Stagecoach Trailhead.

    June 21, 2013

    • Ron T.

      Yes, I live on N. High st , so that would not be a problem.

      June 21, 2013

    • Carolyn G.

      Very cool! Thanks, Ron!!!

      June 21, 2013

  • Rachel

    I will meet at trailhead. Gate 150.

    June 21, 2013

  • Steve H.

    Myself and guest will also be meeting at the trailhead. Looking forward to a nice evening hike!

    June 21, 2013

  • Evil D.

    hubby and I will meet you at trail head! Can't wait to meet you in person @Chico!

    June 20, 2013

    • Chico O

      Okay, we will be there about 6:30.

      June 21, 2013

    • Chico O

      Probably more like 6:40. There will be a few others at the trailhead as well: Carolyn, John and probably Rachel.

      June 21, 2013

  • Chico O

    Anyone have a nice photo of the first stretch of this hill? Send it to me and I'll post it.

    1 · May 2, 2013

    • Evil D.

      did you get the photos?

      1 · June 20, 2013

    • Chico O

      Yes, I did get the photos, but I lost the email and was too embarrassed to ask for them again. It's okay. Maybe someone will take some photos tonight.

      June 21, 2013

  • Bettina J.

    So sad to have to change my reservation at the last minute. Family issues. Hope someone can take my spot

    June 20, 2013

  • Dave S.

    Sorry for the cancellation. Hope someone else on the Waiting List can still make it.

    June 20, 2013

  • Bill E

    Last minute change and have to miss this. Was so looking forward to it. I missed my 1st one when it was cancelled due to rain threat. I WILL make the next one. Enjoy!

    June 20, 2013

  • Carolyn G.

    By the way, I will meet you at the trailhead.

    1 · June 20, 2013

    • Chico O

      We should be there by 635. See you then!

      1 · June 20, 2013

  • Maggie

    Hope someone can go! Things came up. :(

    June 19, 2013

  • Susan

    :-( can't go.

    June 19, 2013

  • Chico O

    I encourage everyone to call American Pizza (link above) and place your order either at the top of the hill or on the way. We should be at the pizza place around 8:30.

    June 19, 2013

  • Shelley M.

    Sorry, can't make it. Have fun.

    June 18, 2013

  • Carolyn G.

    Patience really is a virtue! I'm excited to be going.

    1 · June 17, 2013

  • barbara

    No guest so open spot.

    1 · June 17, 2013

  • Linda

    have to go out of town now - someone else can have my spot - bummed i'll miss this.. have fun everyone ; )

    June 17, 2013

  • Chico O

    Hey all. Let's not have any no shows. If you can't come, please change your rsvp and we'll catch you another time. Thanks!

    2 · June 15, 2013

  • Rick H.

    Going to Yosemite

    June 11, 2013

    • Chico O

      You're missing beautiful Training Hill and pizza for Yosemite? Wow. Have fun, Rick, we'll be thinking of you.

      June 14, 2013

  • Sheila S

    A knee injury is keeping me from this. Sorry.

    June 13, 2013

    • Chico O

      Sorry, Sheila. Hope your knee gets better.

      June 14, 2013

  • Bettina J.

    I will meet at the trail head as I live in Auburn!

    1 · May 23, 2013

  • John D.

    Hi Chico I will help out on the trail part of the hike.

    May 3, 2013

  • Evil D.

    I'm in...

    1 · May 2, 2013

  • Susan

    I'm going anyway. Nyah.

    1 · May 2, 2013

  • Will L

    I won't know for sure until that week

    May 2, 2013

  • Steve H.

    Sounds fun.

    May 2, 2013

  • Linda

    looking forward to the company and hike!

    May 2, 2013

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